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Energy In = Energy Out: Balance Your Life

Old MacDonald had a farm… Wait a minute, that’s not what we’re talking about! It’s a different E.I.E.O. This one is all about helping you live a healthier life! In order to maintain a healthy, balanced life, it’s important to balance your energy in (food) with your energy out (exercise). Weight maintenance and weight loss are both dependent on your ability to monitor how many calories you consume versus how many calories you burn exercising.

Although balancing energy in with energy out is important for people of all ages, we have developed a colorful tear pad and poster designed to help children become an E.I.E.O Hero! In order to help them reach their goal, the tear pads include 10 ideas that will help them balance their energy in with their energy out.

From things like limiting TV, video game and computer time to encouraging physical activity and healthy eating, these tips will help your students become E.I.E.O heroes in no time. After all, it’s all about balancing energy in with energy out (E.I.E.O), right!?

Don’t forget, NCES is ‘You’re Essential Guide to Health and Nutrition’, with all of the health and nutrition education handouts, teaching aids and books that you need.  Visit www.NCESCatalog.com today to view all of the products. Also, connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. We would love to hear from you!

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Six Picks: The Top 6 Things You Need to Know About Your Beverages

  1. Water is your best bet. Not only is it the most refreshing of all the beverages you can drink, it’s just plain great for the body in every case. Drink from either the tap or the bottle, it’s available nearly everywhere!
  2. Milk does your body good.  Instead of having a high-sugar, energy drink, try some milk. You get magnesium, calcium, potassium and vitamin D in a glass, which makes it a good choice. Try to stay healthy by avoiding saturated fats in 2% or whole milk. Opt for 1% or skim milk in its place.
  3. Juice up your body. Avoid caffeinated drinks and make your way to the glass of 100% fruit juice. Many of the vitamins and minerals in 100% fruit juice can’t be found anywhere in your everyday caffeinated beverages. Careful though, due to the natural sugars, a serving of juice is only 4 ounces.
  4. Make time for your tea time. Because of the increased antioxidants contained in tea, it can help your body ward off certain diseases. Watch out for teas that come in bottles and cans; the added sugars and flavors can make the calorie count skyrocket.
  5. Sports drinks, only for the sports-inclined. Keep in mind that sports drinks are ideal for exercise sessions or activities that last more than 90 minutes. They replace a lot of electrolytes and sugars that are lost in physical activity, but are much less helpful for you when no activity is taking place.
  6. Watch out for the happy hour. Alcoholic beverages are often loaded with sneaky amounts calories. A serving of beer is 12 ounces, wine is 3.5 ounces, and liquor is 1.5 ounces. Keep that in mind when you’re counting up calories at the bar. 

For more tips like these, check out a few of our products listed below! Or, just search “Drink” at www.ncescatalog.com.

Beverages 101 Poster or Tearpad: 4645 & 4642

10 Ways to Drink Water Poster or Tearpad: 4314 &4638